City of Ottawa first to don staff with turning signal bike helmets
Metro News

By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, October 24, 2016

It’s a helmet with built-in turning signals and brake lights – and Ottawa is the first city to be testing it out on its staff.

“We’re always looking at different kind of technology that can apply to a road safety perspective,” said Rob Wilkinson, coordinator of Safer Roads Ottawa, a joint initiative between the city and Ottawa Police.

Earlier this year the force began using a new tool that could measure the distance between cyclists and passing cars, which was later loaned out to Montreal and Gatineau to try.

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